Tommy Ray Hayes

Published 11:39 am Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Ray Hayes,  74, Mount Olive, MS were held Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. from Mt. Zion Jr. Baptist Church, Mount Olive, MS.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pastor Leonard Keyes  officiated the services.  Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive, was in charge of the arrangements

Mr. Hayes passed away at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers were  Danny Ray Hayes, Richard Hayes, Lavell Hayes, Kenneth Hayes, Terry Griffith, Walter Hayes, and Johnny Hayes.

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Active pallbearers were William Hayes, John Barnes, Latrell Feazell, Rev. James Barnes, Keith Price, and Chris Landing.

Flower bearers were Mt. Zion Jr. Mission, Church members, and friends.

Mr. Hayes was a farmer, logger and a bus driver for Smith County School District.  He was a musician and a member of several gospel groups. He enjoyed singing and playing the piano for community churches.  He was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Jr. Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Mary Bell Hayes; sister, Tommie Helen and one brother, Jerry Hayes.

Survivors include, his wife of 54 years, Helen Ruth Hayes,  eight children, Danny Ray (Daisy) Hayes, Prentiss, Annie(Silas) Moody,  Angie Blackwell, all of  Mt. Olive, Kenneth (Michele) Hayes, Helen D. Hayes, Richard (Valerie) Hayes, Vickie Hayes, all of Mize,  and Terry Griffith, Jackson,  three brothers, Lavell (Reba) Hayes, Walter (Lucille) Hayes, all of Mize, and Johnny (Barbara) Hayes, Mt. Olive,  two sisters, Mary Ruth(Eddie Barnes and Ada (Leonard) Keyes, all of Mize; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.